The financial crisis – 10 years on

What happened, and what has been done since?

On 15 September 2008 the investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, sending shockwaves through the global financial system and beyond. 

Visit our timeline to explore the events leading up to Lehman Brothers’ failure and what happened in the weeks that followed. The timeline also outlines what has been done over the last decade – both domestically and globally – to make the financial system safer. 


Financial crisis timeline

Picture credit: João Barbosa - "The need to keep growing"